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Social Sciences A Levels

Explore and understand the systems and interactions in human society.

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Social Sciences covers a fascinating range of subjects from Geography to Sociology and Classical Civilisation.

When you study for an A Level Social Science course, you will explore and understand the systems and interactions in Human Society, for example how governments are formed and laws are made, how we develop economic systems, how History informs the present and how individuals make decisions.

You will learn to analyse, evaluate and understand how the world has developed to date so that you can influence how it changes tomorrow.

You can also become part of our ASPIRE academies and use the super-curricular opportunities to influence change today.


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A Level Politics, Psychology,
Sociology, and Religious Studies

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